How The US Government Tries To Make Apple Unlock Phones
The Justice Department has used a U.S. law about court orders as a way to ask reluctant manufacturers, such as Apple, to unlock suspects' phones.By Evan Thomas | October 25, 2015
There's this locked iPhone 5S running iOS 7. It's part of a drug case working its way through a federal district court in New York. The Justice Department wants in, but the owner won't unlock it.
So the Justice Department turned to a bit of federal law called the All Writs Act.